Violet Blue

Violet Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. She contributes to ZDNet, CNET, CBS News, and SF Appeal.

Larry Seltzer

Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years

Latest Posts

Breaking open the iPhone

Hardware hackers at iFixit are disassembling the iPhone in real time, providing the first look at the belly of the beast.

June 29, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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Blue Pill hacker challenge update: It's a no-go

Rutkowska says she is "ready to accept" the challenge but wants her two-person team to be paid $384,000 ($200 a day each for two people working full-time for six months), a demand that has dashed all hopes for a hacker face off at Black Hat this year.

June 29, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


OpenBSD founder: Intel leaves open-source out in the cold

OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt wants Intel to come clean on the severity of bugs in the Intel Core 2 processors, warning that some of the bugs "will *ASSUREDLY* be exploitable from userland code."de Raadt's comments follow Intel's release of a BIOS patch to cover potential unpredictable system behavior on Windows machines running Core 2 and Xeon 3000/5000 chips.

June 28, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Rutkowska faces '100% undetectable malware' challenge

At last year's Black Hat security conference, stealth malware researcher Joanna Rutkowska caused a stir with the introduction of Blue Pill, a new technology she claims can create malware that remains "100 percent undetectable."This year, a group of her peers will challenge Rutkowska to prove it, arguing that a 100% undetectable rootkit is absolutely impossible.

June 27, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


The iPhone security non-story

David Maynor is hoarding his Safari browser flaws with his eyes on the iPhone.As far back as January, hackers were asking questions about the iPhone CPU and preparing for attack scenarios.

June 26, 2007 by Ryan Naraine